25 seems like a good year so far. Things have been going quite well since my birthday in September. Not in every single aspect of my life, but overall things are pretty great.

As I briefly mentioned before, I quit my job. It was the most soul destroying environment I had ever been in and I am so much happier now that I’m out of there. ย The long hours and the complete lack of life outside of work took its toll and I was exhausted all the time. I handed my notice inย before my birthday, expecting to work until late September but it lead to a month gardening leave which meant I was now off for my birthday and could do whatever I wanted. Perfect.

I passed my driving test. First time. With the worst weather imaginable. I still don’t feel that sense of freedom everyone keeps talking about but that’s because I don’t have a car and I’m not insured on anyone else’s yet. Still stuck with public transport for the time being.

I started working back in Greggs. I was thrown in on my first day and it really does feel like I hadn’t left, but in a good way. I got back into the swing of things very quickly and it’s been such a laugh every day. I missed those ladies. It’s only temporary since I start my QA job in January but it’s something to do and it’s some extra money which really helps.

And lastly, the most exciting news of it all; Scott and I bought a house! An actual two bedroom house with a front and rear garden! What an exciting adventure. We’ve been making lists and starting to buy the things we need like a vacuum cleaner, kettle and toaster. We should be getting the keys at the start of December. I actually cannot wait.

So, here’s hoping things stay pretty good and that the other things which haven’t been great start to improve! ๐Ÿ˜€



How to Have a Relaxing Evening

  1. Pick out your favourite (large) mug. Jayne bought me this one as an early birthday present from the Disney store.
  2. Make your favourite hot chocolate. I recommend Whittards, they have such a wide selection of lovely flavours.
  3. Collect all the pillows you own and build them around you on your bed (add blanket for extra coziness).
  4. Get lost in a book, not worrying about work or the week ahead. I have just finished Reasons to Stay Alive and I’m halfway through The Girl on the Train, both of which are pretty great. 
  5. Enjoy. ๐Ÿ˜„

Free time

Here is a list of things that have happened since abruptly leaving my job on Tuesday:

  • I had a long lie. On a weekday. And done nothing all day.
  • I went to Dundee to visit my sister and bought things to make her new flat feel homely.
  • We found a potential new house. Scott and our families went to view it. He called solicitors and we sorted out an agreement in principle.
  • I went to Let’s Eat Glasgow and ate some amazing food.
  • I had an orange hot chocolate and felt instantly Christmasy.
  • I posted my zone card for a refund on the remaining three weeks that I no longer require for my notice period.
  • I posted more letters this week than I have in the past few years.
  • I tried weetabix and I can’t believe I refused it as a child. 
  • I tried some beer. Still disgusting.
  • I stopped hoarding empty perfume bottles. I really need to get more to replace the finished ones.
  • Bullet journalling.
  • Played games in a pub for the first time. Who knew staking mini plastic chairs was so fun.


Reykjavik. What a gorgeous place.

I didn’t realise it at the time of booking, but booking a holiday for the first week in March was the best idea we’ve had in a while. Just when Iย getting really tired of going to work in the dark, having to come home after the sun had set and working stupid amounts of over time, I had a week off. And it was absolute bliss.

We visited the amazing Blue Lagoon for a relaxingย spa day before setting of on an adventure to find the Northern Lights. (We were unlucky, sadly!) And finally a wee jaunt around the Golden Circle. We were only there for five days but it was lovely. Smelled a bit mind you thanks to their water but it was lovely none the less.

Iceland, I’ll probably be back one day. My Northern Lights tour voucher is still valid for a couple of years so that’s the perfect excuse.


Hula Hoop


I bought a hula hoop. Yes, like the kids toy. No not actually a toy. I bought a weighted hula hoop for exercise purposes. If I can manage to drink a big bottle of water every day I reckon I can manage to fit at least 10 minutes of hooping into my day.

I’ve been reading on various sites that hooping is the way forward. I don’t really do any excessive currently and hooping is fun and I can do things at the same time like watch tv, read a book or something and I’m still benefiting. Pinterest is great for tips and different routines other than just hula hooping for 10 minutes. I’m lucky I have plenty of space in my bedroom and I don’t have to go block everyone’s view of the tv by using my hoop in the living room. The hoop is quite large and takes up a considerable amount of space so if you’re going to invest in one, make sure you have space to use it! (Or just use it outside.)

I woudn’t say I need to lose weight. This is more just to keep me at least a bit active. Apparently the results are amazing – people losing baby weight in weeks, spare tyres just vanishing. We’ll see about that, eh? My waist is currently 30″ and my hips being 34″. I’ll let you know if that decreases over time.

Today was day 2 and it hurt considerably more than day 1 to start with. I don’t know if it was because I’m feeling more sensitive today or because weighted hoops can cause bruising but either way, I definitely felt it.

I’ll let you know how I get on!


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Deciding to go to London for a house party seemed like a crazy idea. Then we did it. And it was mental. If everything had went to plan, it would have been an absolutely crazy excellent idea. Instead everything was against us but we still had a pretty great time. The worst part of the weekend by far was our flight home being delayed by two hours after we rushed to the airport fearing we were going to be late. Maybe next time we’ll stay for an extra day.



My sister left home on Saturday to start a new adventure at university in Dundee. I’m actually really sad that my partner in crime lives on the East coast nowย and that she won’t be sitting in my room late at night telling me all about her day, eating pot noodles with me. I do wish I was there to do it all with her but I suppose everyone needs to fly solo some time.

We spent the whole of Saturday moving her belongings from the car to her new home on the third floor of the student accommodation and making her room look really homely by setting up her TV, Xbox and putting up her fairy lights. Then sadly we had to leave and make the two hour drive back home. I’m a very emotional person, but held it together surprisingly well. I figured, if Jayne saw me upset then she’d get upset that we were leaving and we couldn’t be having that.